What is the Supply Teachers Framework?

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

What is the Supply Teachers Framework?

The Supply Teachers Framework is an agreement between the UK Government, Department for Education (DfE) and suppliers who provide temporary staff.

It is designed to improve quality of service and supply by allowing public sector bodies to purchase from approved suppliers, rather than having to sign up to a variety of contracts with differing terms and conditions.


Who can use this deal?

The deal is available across the whole of the UK to:

  • Schools
  • Colleges
  • Academies
  • Trusts
  • Nurseries
  • Pupil referral units
  • Children’s centres
  • Further education institutions

Please note: it is not available to independent for-profit schools but is available to charities/non-profit schools.


What roles can you recruit?

You can recruit all roles in education on a temporary or fixed term basis including:

  • Qualified supply teachers (SEN and non-SEN)
  • Unqualified teachers (SEN and non-SEN)
  • Educational support staff e.g. cover supervisors and teaching assistants
  • Head teachers
  • Senior leaders
  • Administrative and clerical, IT, finance, estates and maintenance, cleaning staff and more.


Why choose this deal?

Safeguarding standards

This deal gives you access to audited and accredited agencies who comply with the best safeguarding standards in education recruitment, aligned to the DfE’s Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance.

No costly temp to perm fees

Depending on assignment you may be able to take staff on permanently without an expensive finder’s fee.

Local suppliers

The agency selection tool gives you an easy way to find audited accredited agencies in your area.

Transparency of costs

The framework deal gives you the clarity you need on agency fees by showing you the mark-up each supplier will charge so you can be confident you are choosing the most cost-effective option.

Peace of mind

Standardised terms and conditions and code of conduct provide assurance and consistency, fully compliant with procurement legislation.


For more information, check out the Crown Commercial Service's website, or contact the education team at education@stafflex.co.uk or on 01484 351010.